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Skyjack to launch their highly anticipated second album ‘The Hunter’

Award-winning South African / Swiss collab band Skyjack return to South Africa this November to launch their highly anticipated 2nd album ‘The Hunter’.  Released on legendary German record label Enja’s imprint Yellowbird Records. The band consists of some of South Africa’s finest musicians: Kyle Shepherd on piano, Kesivan Naidoo (now based in Europe) on drums, and Shane Cooper on double bass.

The three are joined by two of Switzerland’s most in-demand horn players: Andreas Tschopp on trombone and Marc Stucki on tenor sax.  Within the band, each artist contributes to the group as a composer and musician, creating a wide palette of sound that draws from various cultural influences including African and European, concentrated into a modern jazz aesthetic. Their self-titled album launched in 2016 with an epic 12 gig tour in 12 days, playing across SA for hugely appreciative audiences.

Skyjack’s first shows together were on a South African tour in 2013, where they played in Cape Town, Johannesburg and then at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown for Shane Cooper’s Young Artist Award showcase, as well as at House on Fire in Swaziland.

In 2015 they reunited for a tour across Switzerland, which saw them enter and win the prestigious Swiss BeJazz TransNational competition, and record their debut album at Powerplay Studios near Zurich.  As winners of the competition, they returned to Switzerland in January 2016 to perform at the BeJazz Winterfestival in Berne.  They embarked on an SA tour in September 2016, playing to sold out venues in various cities.

Date: Thursday, 1 November
Venue: Gus Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
Time: 7pm
Entrance: Free

Date: Friday,  2 November
Venue: Labia Cinema, Cape Town –
Time: 8:30pm
Entrance: R150. Get tickets here.

Date: Saturday, 3 November
Venue: Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival, Spier, Stellenbosch – festival
Time: 1. 45pm
Entrance: R430 festival admission Get tickets here.

Date: Sunday, 4 November
Venue: Jazz in Native Yards, Kwa-Sec, Gugulethu, Cape Town
Time:  3pm
Entrance: R100

Date: Wednesday, 7 November
Venue: Centre For Jazz & Popular Music, UKZN, Durban
Time: 6pm
Entrance: R80 (general), R50 (pensioners), R25 (students).

Date: Thursday, 8 November
Venue: The Chairman, Durban
Time: 10:30pm
Entrance: R150

Date: Friday, 9 November
Venue: The Orbit, Johannesburg
Time: 8:30pm
Entrance: R180

Date: Saturday, 10 November
Venue: The Orbit, Johannesburg
Time: 8:30pm
Entrance: R180

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